“Even without a pandemic, the progress of Young Bristol is worthy of applause.” Jonathan Webb, President
We are very proud to publish this year’s Impact Report for 2019-20, which demonstrates the positive impact Young Bristol are continuing to have on so many children and young people, in and around Bristol. As you will see from this year’s report, we are really pleased to have expanded our work – working with more young people than ever before.
This year’s Impact Report was launched at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 26th November 2020. This year saw Young Bristol hold it’s first ever virtual AGM, welcoming staff, our Trustee Board, Fundraising Committee and Vice Presidents, to come together to reflect on what has been a challenging year, but looking towards yet another big year ahead.
Our AGM welcomed speakers Jonathan Webb MB ChB FRCS (Orth), President; Jamie Cameron, Chair; Lee Williams DL, Chief Executive; Lee Everson, Treasurer and Lucy Saunders, Development & Fundraising Manager.
The impact of Covid-19 on children and young people should not be underestimated
Over more than 90 years Young Bristol has adapted and evolved to support the needs of young people in and around Bristol. Even before the current pandemic hit, the city had seen increases in child poverty, with Bristol reported to have the highest level of child poverty across the South West. However, at the end of March 2020 as the city entered lockdown, young people now faced new challenges and I was incredibly proud of the committed and creative response by the Young Bristol team.
We know that the coming months and years will be challenging for young people, and that the support Young Bristol provides is needed now, more than ever. Many of Bristol’s young people today are facing new or increased challenges created by the pandemic, particularly relating to their mental and emotional health, physical inactivity and employment opportunities.
With that backdrop, I am very pleased to share our 2019-20 Impact Report which demonstrates the positive impact Young Bristol is continuing to have on young people and children, in and around Bristol. We are incredibly proud of the Young Bristol team, who have enabled us to make a positive difference on the lives of so many young people. As you will see from the report, we are really pleased to have expanded our work – working with more young people than ever before. We have seen a 51% increase in new members at our Community Youth Clubs alone, and developed our Youth Club on Wheels to deliver services in new communities.
While the next year will not be easy, we are committed to continuing to adapt our work and services to operate safely and meet the changing needs of young people. This is, and will only be possible with the fantastic support we receive from our funders, corporate supporters, board of trustees, fundraising committee, and our fantastic volunteer and staff team, who were recognised in 2020 with The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
Thank you for your fantastic and continued support, and I hope you enjoy reading this report.
CHAIR OF YOUNG BRISTOL
Our key highlights
Some of our key highlights from this year’s Impact Report include:
- 26,330 contacts with young people
- 11,428 contacts with 1,134 young people at our Community Youth Clubs
- 3,183 hours of open access provision delivered
- 2,437 hours of alternative learning provision delivered
- 1,857 sessions delivered
- 272 qualifications awarded
- The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was awarded to Young Bristol, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK
Download our 2019-20 Impact Report
Designed by Fontology Studio.